The Boston Girl

By: Anita Diamant

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The Boston Girl follows one woman's life through a period of dramatic changes. Anita Diamant's "vivid, affectionate portrait of American womanhood" (Los Angeles Times), follows the life of one woman, Addie Baum, through a period of dramatic change. Addie is The Boston Girl, the spirited daughter of an immigrant Jewish family, born in 1900 to parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End of Boston, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine-a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, to finding the love of her life, eighty-five-year-old Addie recounts her adventures with humor and compassion for the nave girl she once was. Written with the same attention to historical detail and emotional resonance that made Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in twentieth century America, and a fascinating look at a generation of women finding their places in a changing world. "Diamant brings to life a piece of feminism's forgotten history" (Good Housekeeping) in this " portrait of immigrant life in the early twentieth century" (Booklist).

Title: The Boston Girl

Author Name: Anita Diamant

Edition: First

ISBN Number: 1439199353

ISBN-13: 9781439199350

Illustrator: Marilyn Dantes

Location Published: New York, Scribner: 2014

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good Jacket

Categories: Book

Seller ID: 4

Keywords: 20 century, boston, jewish woman